POCO launches a new budget smartphone for India – the POCO M2

Xiaomi-owned POCO, earlier right now, introduced the launch of a budget smartphone for the Indian market. A toned-down variant of the POCO M2 Pro, the new handset is (predictably) referred to as the POCO M2. In case you could have been following Xiaomi/Redmi launches for a whereas, it additionally turns into evident that the POCO M2 bears a lot of resemblance to the current Redmi Note 9 Pro, which, notably, can also be on sale in India. There are two variants of the POCO M2, and each the variants can be on sale in the nation beginning September 15, 2020.

Both the variants of the POCO M2 come powered by the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. Based on a 12nm manufacturing course of, this gaming-oriented budget SoC additionally packs the Mali G52 GPU. The two configurations on provide embrace a base variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and a prime tier choice with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Both variants give customers the choice to develop the storage utilizing microSD playing cards. The POCO M2 additionally helps twin SIM playing cards with each the slots supporting 4G VoLTE networks. The show used on the POCO M2 occurs to be an FHD+ IPS LCD panel that measures 6.53-inches throughout with Gorilla Glass three safety.

For pictures lovers on a budget, the POCO M2 provides a quad rear digicam setup that features a 13-megapixel major digicam, an 8-megapixel extremely-broad-angle digicam 5-megapixel macro digicam, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The entrance-going through digicam – which is housed inside a small notch – makes use of an 8-megapixel sensor. The cellphone runs Android 10 with MIUI 11.

The POCO M2 will get a 5,000mAh battery and helps 18W quick charging utilizing the equipped charging brick. The cellphone is available in three colour choices; Pitch Black, Slate Blue, and Brick Red and can be completely on sale by way of Indian e-commerce platform Flipkart.

The pricing for the two variants is as follows.

  • POCO M2 6GB + 64GB – Rs 10,999 – (~ EUR 126, USD 149)
  • POCO M2 6GB  + 128GB – Rs  12,499- (~ EUR 143, USD 169)
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